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It’s official! TRNC flag added to the Organization of Turkic States on Turkish Cypriot state’s 39th birthday

News last week, that the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) had been admitted under its constitutional name into the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) as an Observer Member, created a lot of excitement for Turkish Cypriots around the world. TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s announcement on Friday, 11 November, followed by tweets by the Turkish […]

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TRNC road traffic victim Arda Okur’s organs to be used to help four others

The parents of a 12-year-old boy, who died following a road traffic accident in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, have consented to their son’s organs being donated to those in need of a transplant. Arda Okur was seriously injured in an accident on the İskele-Lefkoşa highway near the village of Sınırüstü, in İskele District, […]

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North Cyprus announced as hosts of CONIFA European Football Cup 2023

The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus will host next year’s CONIFA European Championship. Twelve teams from politically non-recognised nations and territories in Europe will compete for the right to lift the trophy. The tournament is being organised by the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, or CONIFA for short. It serves as an alternative to FIFA, […]

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President Erdoğan confirms discussing direct flights to Ercan with Putin and “economic leap” for TRNC economy from Russian tourism

Turkiye’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told reporters in New York that he has discussed the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus with his Russian counterpart, including direct flights. “If direct flights start from Russia to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, we will of course be pleased,” President Erdoğan said. His statement on direct flights […]

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Turkish Cypriot leader praises President Erdoğan after “historic call” for TRNC recognition at the UN

Ersin Tatar, the President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, has expressed his “gratitude” to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, after the Turkish President called on countries to formally recognise the Turkish Cypriot state. “I invite the international community to formally recognise the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus as soon possible,” the Turkish president told the […]

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North Cyprus boxer Metin ‘Ironfist’ Turunç crowned UBO Cruiser Weight champion

Boxer Metin Turunç won the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) International Cruiser Weight title against Elnur Mammadov from Azerbaijan in a fight staged in Istanbul on 13 May. This was Turunç’s second major belt and a significant feat for the boxer, nicknamed “Ironfist”, from the embargoed Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Turunç was initially expected to […]

Turning the TRNC into a tech hub

In spite of the prevailing challenges for the TRNC’s economy, international students in North Cyprus are teaming up to form “TECH-TRNC”. Believed to be the first tech community in North Cyprus, this new TRNC Tech Meet-Up Group aims to create awareness among university students of the evolving possibilities in the tech world, and to position […]